Tamron SP AF 24-135mm F3.5-5.6 AD Aspherical IF Macro A-mount lens review by ColinNZ01
|ColinNZ01#9355 date: Aug-25-2011|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Sony DT 18-70 kit lens|
Minolta 70-210 "beercan"
Sigma 18-125 F3.5-5.6 DC
|price paid:||225 USD new|
|positive:||Great range for a walkaround lens|
Extremely good value
|negative:||A bit on the heavy side!|
Lens hood is very good but could be a bit more sturdy
AF can be a bit slow
|comment:||I had trouble finding one of these at a good price so when I was able to get it NEW at around 225 USD on eBay I grabbed it!! I am very happy with this lens.|
I have had this lens since January 2009 and I use this on my camera pretty much all the time when I'm at home. It produces pictures with very good colour and sharpness. I have not noticed any distortion.
It's just a bit big and heavy to take on overseas trips for my liking. I have a Sigma 18-125 which I use as a travel lens as this is much smaller and lighter. Although the Tamron produces nicer images than the Sigma.
This is my favourite lens.
November 2011: Just updated my camera to the A580 and this lens just gets better! Focusing seems a lot quicker on the A580 than I had become used to on my old A100.